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CESS Hyderabad PhD in Development Studies Admission 2020, Eligibility, Fees, Selection

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CESS Hyderabad PhD Development Studies Admission 2020 - The Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) Hyderabad in collaboration with Telangana University, Nizamabad invites applications from candidates below 35 years of age for admission into PhD Program in Development Studies for the academic year 2020-21

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Subjects Offered for PhD Program




Political Science/Public Administration


Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work


Development Statistics (With Specialization in Econometrics)




Commerce & Business Management (Related to Research Areas of CESS

CESS Hyderabad PhD Development Studies Admission 2020 Important Dates



Application submission deadline

19th July 2020

Entrance test: Written Test/Online Test

03rd August 2020

Interview of shortlisted candidates Personal/Online

17th August 2020

Announcement of selection

20th August 2020

Last date for payment of fee

27th August 2020

Date of Joining:

1st September 2020


  • The Program involves coursework for a year and a PhD thesis. The coursework, spread over two semesters, comprises courses on research methodology, development theory, quantitative techniques, contemporary debates in respective disciplines and a specialization course.

Total No. of Seats


15 Seats (Centre reserves the right not to fill all the seats if suitable candidates are not found)


Statutory reservations will be followed as per the Government of Telangana norms.

Eligibility Criteria for CESS Hyderabad PhD Development Studies Admission 2020


Candidates for admission to the Ph.D programme should qualify and pass Post-Graduate Degree with at least 55 percent marks or its equivalent Grade [50 percent marks for SC/ST/ Differently-Abled categories] in the concerned subject from any recognized university (OR) An M.Phil Degree in the subject concerned from any recognized university (OR)


Candidates qualified in the National level tests in UGC-NET, for JRF, State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) or Candidates in UGC – FDP (Faculty Development Programme) and Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship holders.

Entrance Test


An entrance test will be conducted Online/Offline by the Centre for admission to the Ph.D Programme.


Candidates who qualify in the entrance exam shall be called for an interview. The medium of exam for the Entrance Test shall be English only


In case of Offline Entrance Test [Written Test] conducted at CESS, Hyderabad

CESS Hyderabad PhD Development Studies Admission 2020 Application Process

  • Application Forms and the guidelines can also be downloaded from the CESS website www.cess.ac.in
  • Duly filled application form along with self-attested copies of the above documents should be sent to: “The Dean, Division of Graduate Studies, Centre For Economic and Social Studies, Nizamiah Observatory Campus, Begumpet, Hyderabad - 500016”
  • All updates relating to the admission process will be available on the website

Application Fee

Application Fee


DD from any nationalized banks only drawn in favor of “Director CESS”. Or maybe paid at CESS at the time of submission of application. The application fee is non-refundable.

Selection Procedure

The admissions are based on an Entrance Test in one of the above subjects and Interviews for eligible candidates.

Fee Structure

The fee structure is as follows Admission Fee


One time Tuition Fees

Rs.25000/- Per Annum

Course Work Exam Fee

Rs.500/- Per Paper

Registration Fee


One time Re-Registration Fee

Rs. 5000/-

One time Thesis Adjudication Fee



For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website



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